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Turkey Mushroom Gravy

Russ Myers


What better way to use all those turkey pieces, than turn them into a gravy mixture that is sure to delight everyone.

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16 Servings (1/4 cup)
20 Min
1 Hr 15 Min
Stove Top


1 pkg
neck, heart, gizzard from turkey giblets
1 medium
carrot, thickly sliced
1 medium
onion, thickly sliced
1 medium
celery rib, thickly sliced
1/2 tsp
turkey liver
3 Tbsp
fat from poultry drippings
3 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
1 1/2 Tbsp
1/2 lb
button mushrooms (others may be substituted), cleaned and sliced thin
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Turkey Mushroom Gravy


  • 1In a 3-quart saucepan, over high heat, place neck, heart, gizzard, vegetables and salt in enough cold water to cover. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 45 minutes.
  • 2Add liver and cook 15 minutes longer. Strain broth into a large bowl; cover and reserve broth in the refrigerator.
  • 3To make the gravy, remove the cooked turkey and roasting rack from the roasting pan. Pour poultry drippings through a sieve into a 4-cup measuring cup.
  • 4Add 1 cup giblet broth to the roasting pan and stir until the crusty brown bits are loosened; pour the deglazed liquid/broth into the cup with drippings. Let the mixture stand a few minutes, until the fat rises to the top.
  • 5Over medium heat, spoon 3 tablespoons fat from the poultry drippings into a 2-quart saucepan. Whisk flour and salt into the heated fat and continue to cook and stir until the flour turns golden.
  • 6Meanwhile, skim and discard any fat that remains on top of the poultry drippings. Add remaining broth and enough water to the poultry drippings to equal 3-1/2 cups.
  • 7Gradually whisk in warm poultry dripping/broth mixture.

    Melt the butter in a large skillet over high heat. Add the mushrooms and saute until the mushrooms are tender and all liquid has evaporated, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • 8Stir mushrooms into hot gravy. Season with salt and pepper and cook and stir until gravy simmers and is slightly thick.

    Serve hot in a warm gravy boat.

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About Turkey Mushroom Gravy

Course/Dish: Gravies
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom